Maia è rimasta sola al mondo, ma un giorno, presso la scuola femminile delle signorine Banks, le giunge notizia che alcuni lontani parenti, che vivono in Brasile, sono disposti ad accoglierla tra loro. Maia parte subito, accompagnata da una bizzarra e misteriosa governante, Miss Minton. Già il viaggio in nave porta alla bambina una nuova amicizia, quella con Clovis, piccolo attore di una compagnia itinerante piuttosto male in arnese; inoltre il suo rapporto con Miss Minton si fa sempre più intenso, improntandosi a una complicità intellettuale che va oltre le parole. Giunte a destinazione, in una vivace cittadina amazzonica, le due scoprono ben presto che i loro ospiti sono interessati più ai soldi di Maia che alla sua persona. Età di lettura: da 10 anni.
- ISBN: 8884511232
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 296
- Data di uscita: 31-01-2003
"Those who think of the Amazon as a Green Hell bring only their own fears and prejudices to this amazing land. For whether a place is a hell or a heaven rests in yourself, and those who go with courage and an open mind may find themselves in Paradise" ~ Journey To the River Sea This is the kind of bo Leggi tutto
Imagine being a young girl in the early 20th century. Imagine your parents both having died while you were in a good school in London. Imagine your legal guardian finding some distant relatives who live along the Amazon river. Imagine being sent there and all the adventures you'd be dreaming of. Ima Leggi tutto
Orphaned Maia journeys from her very English boarding school to the distinctly un-English Amazon rainforest. There she expects to meet with long-lost family who will welcome her with open arms and loving hearts. Instead she finds a disgruntled family attempting to recreate England inside their rainf Leggi tutto
This is a delightful book. There's something enchanting about the way in which Eva Ibbotson writes. This tells the story of an orphan who is shipped off to some relatives who live in Brazil. They do not meet her expectations and soon she's off having an adventure with a boy who lives on the river. T Leggi tutto
Well indeed, if I had encountered Eva Ibbotson’s 2001 historical fiction novel Journey to the River Sea (about a young orphaned English girl’s adventures and misadventures in 1910 Brazil and on the Amazon) as a child (or rather I should say if the novel had been published in the 1970s or the early 1 Leggi tutto
I've been thinking a lot about how children's fiction can play a role in the moral development of a child. Ibbotson writes in a variety of genres, but even her most humorous and farcical stories always have a particular moral clarity about them. She reminds me of Dahl in that way. The baddies are la Leggi tutto
A beautifully written, larger-than-life Amazonian adventure story that’s filled with lovable heroes and heroines, some dastardly villains and a cleverly worked plot. Set a hundred years ago, the story follows the life and journey of Maia, a young orphan girl, who is sent from a boarding school in En Leggi tutto
A very fun read. Eva Ibbotson has become one of my favorite writers recently. She's a British author who was born in Vienna and emigrated to England as a child in the early 30s. I raced through her adult historical fiction/romances (which are currently being re-released as YA) and enjoyed all of the Leggi tutto
This may well be my favourite book. The first time I read it, I was ten years old and it was like nothing I'd ever read before. It's just magical. Maia, the narrator, is the orphan of two famed explorer parents. Her guardian, the staid and stuffy Mr. Murray, discovers that she has relatives living i Leggi tutto
Maia is without a home. Her parents passed away in an accident and since then she has been a wealthy orphan girl compelled to spend her vacations alone at the Mayfair Academy for Young Ladies in London. But at last a letter arrives that her father’s second cousin’s family will take her. At their home Leggi tutto
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